Tutorial: EU Law For Non-Lawyers – Full Course

Project number: 2050401

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

03/02/2020 - 05/02/2020
Register before: 27/01/2020

€ 1.420,00 per attendee

€ 1.275,00 for EIPA members*

Tutorial: EU Law For Non-Lawyers – Full Course

ab  1.275,00

This three-day seminar will provide you with a concentrated, in-depth introduction to the legal system of the EU and the most important principles governing the adoption and enforcement of EU law.

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About this course

This three-day seminar will provide you with a concentrated, in-depth introduction to the legal system of the EU and the most important principles governing the adoption and enforcement of EU law. While the first module concentrates on the system of legal acts adopted at the EU level as well as the decision-making process for the adoption of EU law, the second module focusses on various procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

This seminar will help you to navigate through the ‘jungle’ of various legal acts that are adopted at the EU level, and you will gain confidence in reading and analysing documents related to EU law. In addition, you will acquire a systematised knowledge of the EU decision-making process and become familiar with different ways of challenging breaches of EU law before the Court of Justice of the EU.

The seminar will also offer networking and exchange opportunities between participants. Various small group exercises and discussions will promote a very high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

The programme is divided into two modules to offer you flexibility in adapting the course to your needs. You can either attend the full course, or only the individual modules. If you prefer to attend only one of the modules, please click on Module 1 or Module 2.

What you will learn in this course

  • You will acquire in-depth knowledge of the fundamental concepts of EU law and the EU law-making process.
  • You will deepen your understanding of the relevance of EU legislation for your daily work and of the obligations imposed by EU law to which you might be subject.
  • This tutorial will provide a platform for information sharing and the exchange of experiences.
Igor Dizdarevic (FR)

Igor Dizdarevic (FR)

EU Law / EU Affairs

Tomasz Kramer (PL)

Tomasz Kramer (PL)

EU Law / Internal Market

Petra Jeney (HU)

Petra Jeney (HU)

Freedom Security and Justice

Practical information

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Early bird discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 16 December 2019.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

Luxembourg Centre

  • Grand Hotel Victor Hugo (Best Western Plus)****, at the rate of €175 (main building) or at the rate of €155 (annex building) (booking code: EIPA BWP 2020), via tel.: +352 26 27 440 or via e-mail: info@victorhugo.bestwestern.de

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €200 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; www.cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
  • Hotel JJ32**, at the rate of €135, tel.: +352 20 33 32 68; e-mail: info@jj32.lu; www.jj32.lu (Reservation code: EIPA BWP 2020)

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

The programme

08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 Welcome and mutual introduction
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
Module 1: EU legal system, EU law implementation at EU level, and the relationship between EU law and national laws
1.1 EU LEGISLATION
09.30 Principles founding the European Union’s legal system
Tomasz Kramer
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 System of legal acts in the European Union
Tomasz Kramer
12.15 Lunch break
13.30 Workshop: Recognising different types of legal acts
Tomasz Kramer
14.30 Coffee break
1.2 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EU LAW AND NATIONAL LAWS
15.00 The effect of EU law in relation to national laws
Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
16.15 Coffee break
16.30 Case study: Applying EU law to a factual scenario
Igor Dizdarevic
17.30 Cocktail and end of day one
1.3 EU DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
09.00 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (I)
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (II)
Petra Jeney
12.15 Lunch
1.4 EU INTERNAL MARKET
13.45 Overview of the fundamental freedoms under Internal Market acquis
Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Case study: Cases of prohibited or justified practices restricting free movement between the Member States
Igor Dizdarevic
17.00 End of day two
Module 2: Legal actions before the Court of Justice of the EU
2.1 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH EU LAW BY MEMBER STATES
09.00 The European Commission’s role as ‘the guardian of the EU Treaty’: enforcement actions brought against Member States before the Court of Justice of the European Union
Minas Konstantinidis, Legal Adviser of the Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
10.15 Coffee break
10.45 Recent cases of non-compliance with EU law: problems in practice
Minas Konstantinidis
12.30 Lunch
2.2 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGING EU LAW
13.30 Challenging EU Law: procedures before the Court of Justice of the EU and national courts from the perspective of individuals
Igor Dizdarevic
14.45 Coffee break
15.15 Case study
Igor Dizdarevic
16.30 End of the seminar